I used specialty stamping paper for the first one, and I like the vibrant colours but I think the regular white cardstock blends better.
I used Distress Inks for all these even though Laura used different types. I have more colours in the Distress Inks and am more familiar with blending them.
These samples are all in regular white cardstock, and I used the small round applicator and sponges.
I'm definitely not used to blending in the middle of a paper and Laura's tip to dab off almost all the ink and build layers was a good one. My second effort resulted in a bit lighter technique, but I like both!
Ok, I'm off to try Jennifer's techniques now! If you want to check out the class you can find them at http://onlinecardclasses.com/background/class-info/